Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and the highest-grossing box office star of all time.
She has received numerous accolades for her performances, including a Tony Award and a British Academy Film Award.
Johansson’s films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide.
Johansson was born in Manhattan, New York City, to a Danish father and an American mother.
She attended an elementary school in Greenwich Village and was close to her maternal grandmother, who she considered her best friend. Johansson aspired to be an actress from an early age.
Scarlett Johansson Career
Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994), and gained recognition for her roles in Manny & Lo (1996), The Horse Whisperer (1998), and Ghost World (2001).
She shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation, which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and Girl with a Pearl Earring.
She received nominations for Golden Globe Awards for these films, as well as for playing a troubled teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) and a seductress in the psychological thriller Match Point (2005).
Collaboration with Woody Allen and Other Works Johansson collaborated with Woody Allen for the first time in Match Point and went on to work with him in several other films, including Scoop (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
Johansson’s other works during this period include The Prestige (2006) and two albums – Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008) and Break Up (2009).
Broadway and Marvel Cinematic Universe Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge in 2010, winning a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress.
She also began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Iron Man 2 and reprised the role in eight films, leading up to her solo feature Black Widow (2021).
Simultaneous Oscar Nominations and Recent Works Johansson received simultaneous Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Marriage Story (2019) and Jojo Rabbit (2019), respectively.
She also starred in the science fiction films Her (2013), Under the Skin (2013), and Lucy (2014).
Scarlett Johansson’s Husband and Children
Johansson has been married to comedian Colin Jost since 2020 and has two children.
She is a brand endorser and supports several charitable causes.
Johansson identifies as Jewish and discovered on an episode of PBS’s Finding Your Roots that her maternal great-grandfather’s brother and extended family died during the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto.